Period
to 21 August 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for IPsec skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited IPsec over the 6 months to 21 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Internet Protocol Security (IPsec)
UK
6 months to
21 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 570 663 643
Rank change year-on-year +93 -20 +103
Permanent jobs citing IPsec 769 693 841
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.44% 0.35% 0.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.74% 2.08% 2.22%
Number of salaries quoted 634 597 751
UK median annual salary £55,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.79% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £35,000 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

IPsec is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 28066 33246 37817
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 15.95% 16.87% 17.32%
Number of salaries quoted 22721 27553 30780
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £71,250 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

IPsec
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing IPsec as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for IPsec in the UK

IPsec
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing IPsec.

Salary trend for IPsec in the UK

IPsec
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing IPsec over the 6 months to 21 August 2017.

Salary histogram for IPsec in the UK

IPsec
Top 14 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing IPsec within the UK over the 6 months to 21 August 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +90 733 £55,000 +15.79% 45
UK excluding London +43 424 £45,000 - 26
London +144 330 £62,500 +13.64% 23
South East +30 200 £55,000 +15.79% 13
North of England -6 80 £45,000 +28.57% 2
East of England +13 57 £44,500 -0.56% 3
North West +4 54 £45,000 +7.78% 1
Midlands +31 42 £45,000 +5.88% 1
South West +12 31 £42,500 -10.53% 3
West Midlands +12 31 £45,000 - 1
Yorkshire +2 26 £36,500 +12.31% 1
Scotland +5 14 £42,500 -15.00% 3
East Midlands +30 11 £55,000 +37.50%
Wales +19 9 £42,500 -48.48% 1

For the 6 months to 21 August 2017, IT jobs citing IPsec also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for IPsec.

1 592 (76.98%) Cisco
2 543 (70.61%) Firewall
3 519 (67.49%) VPN
4 422 (54.88%) BGP
5 392 (50.98%) OSPF
6 387 (50.33%) Cisco Certification
7 332 (43.17%) MPLS
8 322 (41.87%) SSL
9 318 (41.35%) WAN
10 297 (38.62%) CCNP
11 271 (35.24%) Cisco ASA
12 242 (31.47%) Wireless
13 237 (30.82%) DNS
13 237 (30.82%) Juniper
14 235 (30.56%) LAN
15 229 (29.78%) Data Centre
16 224 (29.13%) Network Security
17 221 (28.74%) Linux
18 211 (27.44%) TCP/IP
19 207 (26.92%) F5
20 203 (26.40%) Cisco Nexus
20 203 (26.40%) VLAN
21 202 (26.27%) Palo Alto
22 200 (26.01%) EIGRP
23 197 (25.62%) CheckPoint
24 172 (22.37%) VMware
25 166 (21.59%) Load Balancing
26 154 (20.03%) Windows
27 150 (19.51%) DHCP
28 137 (17.82%) CCIE

IPsec
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 34 (4.42%) MS Exchange
2 28 (3.64%) Skype for Business
3 24 (3.12%) CMS
4 19 (2.47%) OpenStack
5 14 (1.82%) Cloud Foundry
6 10 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2010
6 10 (1.30%) IIS
7 9 (1.17%) Apache
8 8 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2003
8 8 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2013
9 7 (0.91%) Elasticsearch
10 5 (0.65%) JBoss
10 5 (0.65%) nginx
11 4 (0.52%) SharePoint
11 4 (0.52%) Zimbra
12 3 (0.39%) Anypoint
12 3 (0.39%) Tomcat
13 2 (0.26%) Apache Solr
14 1 (0.13%) SharePoint 2010
14 1 (0.13%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 13 (1.69%) MS Visio
2 11 (1.43%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.39%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.13%) Infor SunSystems
2 1 (0.13%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 102 (13.26%) Amazon AWS
2 77 (10.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 36 (4.68%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 27 (3.51%) Cloud Computing
5 22 (2.86%) SaaS
6 21 (2.73%) Office 365
7 8 (1.04%) Akamai
8 7 (0.91%) IaaS
9 6 (0.78%) Amazon EC2
9 6 (0.78%) Azure Active Directory
10 5 (0.65%) AWS CloudFormation
11 4 (0.52%) PaaS
12 3 (0.39%) Amazon ELB
12 3 (0.39%) Amazon S3
12 3 (0.39%) Google Cloud Platform
12 3 (0.39%) Route 53
13 2 (0.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 2 (0.26%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 2 (0.26%) CloudFront
14 1 (0.13%) AWS OpsWorks
Communications & Networking
1 543 (70.61%) Firewall
2 519 (67.49%) VPN
3 422 (54.88%) BGP
4 392 (50.98%) OSPF
5 332 (43.17%) MPLS
6 322 (41.87%) SSL
7 318 (41.35%) WAN
8 271 (35.24%) Cisco ASA
9 242 (31.47%) Wireless
10 237 (30.82%) DNS
11 235 (30.56%) LAN
12 224 (29.13%) Network Security
13 211 (27.44%) TCP/IP
14 203 (26.40%) Cisco Nexus
14 203 (26.40%) VLAN
15 200 (26.01%) EIGRP
16 150 (19.51%) DHCP
17 127 (16.51%) VoIP
18 124 (16.12%) Cisco IOS
19 113 (14.69%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (3.51%) MySQL
2 23 (2.99%) SQL Server
3 11 (1.43%) PostgreSQL
4 9 (1.17%) NoSQL
4 9 (1.17%) Relational Database
5 8 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (1.04%) Redis
6 6 (0.78%) Amazon RDS
7 5 (0.65%) MongoDB
8 3 (0.39%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.26%) Big Data
9 2 (0.26%) DB2
9 2 (0.26%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.13%) Amazon Redshift
10 1 (0.13%) Data Lake
10 1 (0.13%) DocumentDB
10 1 (0.13%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 18 (2.34%) Git (software)
1 18 (2.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 13 (1.69%) Metasploit
3 4 (0.52%) Jenkins
3 4 (0.52%) Rational DOORS
4 3 (0.39%) JIRA
5 2 (0.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (0.26%) Hudson
6 1 (0.13%) Selenium
6 1 (0.13%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 108 (14.04%) Finance
2 68 (8.84%) Telecoms
3 51 (6.63%) Banking
4 34 (4.42%) Retail
5 25 (3.25%) Games
6 20 (2.60%) Legal
7 13 (1.69%) Investment Banking
8 10 (1.30%) French Language
8 10 (1.30%) German Language
9 8 (1.04%) Billing
10 7 (0.91%) Marketing
11 6 (0.78%) Manufacturing
12 5 (0.65%) Digital Economy
12 5 (0.65%) Military
12 5 (0.65%) Publishing
13 4 (0.52%) Italian Language
14 3 (0.39%) Advertising
15 2 (0.26%) Arabic Language
15 2 (0.26%) Spanish Language
16 1 (0.13%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 390 (50.72%) Network Engineer
2 148 (19.25%) Senior Network Engineer
3 110 (14.30%) Cisco Engineer
4 90 (11.70%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 89 (11.57%) Support Engineer
6 62 (8.06%) Security Engineer
7 57 (7.41%) Juniper Engineer
8 56 (7.28%) Network Support
9 51 (6.63%) Analyst
10 44 (5.72%) Network Security Engineer
10 44 (5.72%) Network Support Engineer
11 39 (5.07%) Linux Engineer
12 37 (4.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 34 (4.42%) Network Analyst
14 33 (4.29%) Architect
14 33 (4.29%) Senior Support Engineer
15 30 (3.90%) Senior Cisco Engineer
15 30 (3.90%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
16 27 (3.51%) Linux Support
17 26 (3.38%) 3rd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (10.27%) 802.1X
2 25 (3.25%) XMPP
3 23 (2.99%) REST
4 15 (1.95%) Web Services
5 13 (1.69%) HTML
5 13 (1.69%) JSON
6 9 (1.17%) XML
7 4 (0.52%) CSS
8 2 (0.26%) Middleware
8 2 (0.26%) Regular Expression
9 1 (0.13%) CGI
9 1 (0.13%) COM
9 1 (0.13%) FreeSWITCH
9 1 (0.13%) Java EE
9 1 (0.13%) Memcached
9 1 (0.13%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 229 (29.78%) Data Centre
2 71 (9.23%) Analytical Skills
3 46 (5.98%) PKI
4 38 (4.94%) Computer Science
5 35 (4.55%) Management Information System
6 31 (4.03%) Clustering
7 29 (3.77%) Public Cloud
8 24 (3.12%) Virtual Team
9 18 (2.34%) Private Cloud
9 18 (2.34%) Video Conferencing
10 10 (1.30%) FlexPod
10 10 (1.30%) Security Operations Centre
11 8 (1.04%) HP StoreVirtual
12 7 (0.91%) Blog
12 7 (0.91%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 7 (0.91%) Driving Licence
12 7 (0.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 7 (0.91%) Linux Command Line
13 6 (0.78%) Equities
13 6 (0.78%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 221 (28.74%) Linux
2 154 (20.03%) Windows
3 52 (6.76%) Unix
4 49 (6.37%) Windows Server
5 48 (6.24%) Windows Server 2008
6 47 (6.11%) Windows Server 2012
7 40 (5.20%) CentOS
8 23 (2.99%) Windows Server 2003
9 16 (2.08%) Kali Linux
10 15 (1.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 11 (1.43%) Debian
12 10 (1.30%) Ubuntu
13 9 (1.17%) Mac OS
13 9 (1.17%) Windows 7
14 7 (0.91%) Windows 10
15 5 (0.65%) Mac OS X
16 3 (0.39%) Android
16 3 (0.39%) Apple iOS
16 3 (0.39%) Windows Mobile
17 2 (0.26%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 166 (21.59%) Load Balancing
2 128 (16.64%) ITIL
3 99 (12.87%) Network Design
4 89 (11.57%) Network Management
5 74 (9.62%) Mentoring
6 71 (9.23%) Change Management
7 64 (8.32%) Presales
8 56 (7.28%) Kalman Filter
9 52 (6.76%) Problem Management
10 51 (6.63%) High Availability
11 50 (6.50%) DevOps
12 49 (6.37%) SIEM
13 44 (5.72%) Network Monitoring
14 42 (5.46%) Analytics
14 42 (5.46%) Capacity Planning
14 42 (5.46%) Migration
14 42 (5.46%) Network Architecture
15 38 (4.94%) Disaster Recovery
15 38 (4.94%) Multi-Factor Authentication
15 38 (4.94%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 103 (13.39%) Python
2 67 (8.71%) Perl
3 52 (6.76%) Bash Shell
4 47 (6.11%) PowerShell
5 43 (5.59%) Shell Script
6 35 (4.55%) SQL
7 32 (4.16%) C
8 30 (3.90%) C++
9 23 (2.99%) Ruby
10 14 (1.82%) Java
11 12 (1.56%) PHP
12 5 (0.65%) C-shell
12 5 (0.65%) Korn
13 3 (0.39%) JavaScript
14 2 (0.26%) Tcl
14 2 (0.26%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.13%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 387 (50.33%) Cisco Certification
2 297 (38.62%) CCNP
3 137 (17.82%) CCIE
4 124 (16.12%) CCNA
5 112 (14.56%) Degree
6 58 (7.54%) Security Cleared
7 53 (6.89%) SC Cleared
8 27 (3.51%) CISSP
9 26 (3.38%) JNCIP
10 23 (2.99%) CCVP
11 22 (2.86%) Computer Science Degree
12 20 (2.60%) JNCIA
13 19 (2.47%) GIAC
14 18 (2.34%) CCDP
14 18 (2.34%) CEH
15 15 (1.95%) RHCE
16 14 (1.82%) CCSP
16 14 (1.82%) DV Cleared
17 13 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
18 11 (1.43%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 33 (4.29%) SLA
3 25 (3.25%) PCI DSS
4 16 (2.08%) PMO
5 8 (1.04%) QA
6 7 (0.91%) COBIT
7 4 (0.52%) Def Stans
7 4 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 3 (0.39%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.39%) NIST 800
9 2 (0.26%) FIPS 140-2
9 2 (0.26%) HIPAA
9 2 (0.26%) ISO 22301
9 2 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.13%) FISMA
10 1 (0.13%) GDPR
System Software
1 129 (16.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 88 (11.44%) Active Directory
3 40 (5.20%) Hyper-V
4 21 (2.73%) vSphere
5 17 (2.21%) Docker
6 14 (1.82%) Snort
7 13 (1.69%) KVM
7 13 (1.69%) VMware NSX
8 12 (1.56%) ProxySG
9 10 (1.30%) vCloud
10 9 (1.17%) Virtual Servers
10 9 (1.17%) VMware ESXi
11 8 (1.04%) Firmware
11 8 (1.04%) Forefront TMG
12 7 (0.91%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 7 (0.91%) pfSense
13 6 (0.78%) iptables
13 6 (0.78%) Terminal Services
14 4 (0.52%) XenApp
15 3 (0.39%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 57 (7.41%) Cisco CUCM
2 54 (7.02%) FortiGate
3 30 (3.90%) Nagios
3 30 (3.90%) Puppet
4 27 (3.51%) Opscode Chef
5 26 (3.38%) Cisco Prime
6 23 (2.99%) Cisco UCCX
6 23 (2.99%) SolarWinds Orion
7 19 (2.47%) Cisco UCCE
8 17 (2.21%) Nessus
9 16 (2.08%) Kubernetes
9 16 (2.08%) Nmap
10 15 (1.95%) Cacti
11 12 (1.56%) Cisco CME
11 12 (1.56%) OpenNebula
11 12 (1.56%) SCOM
12 11 (1.43%) EnCase
12 11 (1.43%) Nexpose
13 10 (1.30%) ZABBIX
14 9 (1.17%) Grafana
Vendors
1 592 (76.98%) Cisco
2 237 (30.82%) Juniper
3 207 (26.92%) F5
4 202 (26.27%) Palo Alto
5 197 (25.62%) CheckPoint
6 172 (22.37%) VMware
7 132 (17.17%) Microsoft
8 81 (10.53%) Riverbed
9 75 (9.75%) SolarWinds
10 63 (8.19%) Fortinet
11 57 (7.41%) Citrix
12 43 (5.59%) HP
13 41 (5.33%) Aruba
14 38 (4.94%) Avaya
15 35 (4.55%) NetApp
16 31 (4.03%) Brocade
17 30 (3.90%) Red Hat
18 26 (3.38%) Blue Coat
19 23 (2.99%) Arista
19 23 (2.99%) SonicWALL